New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Author: Todd McClary
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd McClary
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Insignificant one : TWERP
6. One in a black suit : SPADE
11. Tie-breaking voters in the Sen. : VPS
14. Not as mad : SANER
15. Gave support : AIDED
16. Talent agent Emanuel : ARI
17. Investigative reporter's specialty : PROBINGQUESTION
20. Smoke column : PLUME
21. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
22. Used a loom : WOVE
23. Group within a group : SUBSET
25. Fenway Park team, familiarly : BOSOX
26. Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
29. ___ Lanka : SRI
30. Lead-in to preservation : SELF
32. City where "Peer Gynt" premiered : OSLO
34. Previously : AGO
36. Disc-shaped vacuum cleaner from iRobot : ROOMBA
40. Bit of pirate booty : SPANISHDOUBLOON
43. "Naughty!" : TSKTSK
44. Have dinner : SUP
45. Depressed : DOWN
46. Jalopy : HEAP
48. Poker legend Ungar : STU
50. ___ Poke (candy brand) : SLO
51. New person on the job : HIREE
54. Badly bothering : EATING
57. La Salle of "ER" : ERIQ
58. Separator of syllables in many dictionaries : DOT
59. It takes a bow in an orchestra : VIOLA
62. Gather wealth by exploitation ... as hinted at by this puzzle's shaded squares? : FEATHERONESNEST
66. It may be used with a plunger : TNT
67. Declaration of Independence signer? : QUILL
68. Online memo : ENOTE
69. Nay's opposite : YEA
70. Overused : STALE
71. Antianxiety medication : XANAX
1. Measure for a batter?: Abbr. : TSP
2. Measure of speed in "Star Trek" : WARP
3. Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
4. Puzzle with its pluses and minuses? : REBUS
5. First, in Latin : PRIMUS
6. Lack muscle tone, perhaps : SAG
7. Tick off : PIQUE
8. They're not kids anymore : ADULTS
9. View to be : DEEM
10. Newsroom workers, for short : EDS
11. Sony laptops : VAIOS
12. Home of Brigham Young University : PROVO
13. Vicks decongestant brand : SINEX
18. The Cornhuskers : NEBRASKA
19. Double : TWOFOLD
24. Weary reaction : SIGH
25. Lava lamp formation : BLOB
26. Were priced at : COST
27. Saharan slitherers : ASPS
28. Criticism : FLAK
31. Prone to violence : ERUPTIVE
33. Privately : ONTHEQT
35. "___ bodkins!" : ODS
37. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" sounds : MOOS
38. Many a New Year's Day game : BOWL
39. Word usually abbreviated on timelines : ANNO
41. "No need to elaborate" : ISEE
42. Kick out : OUST
47. Midwest city representing average tastes : PEORIA
49. Like some hair salons : UNISEX
51. Sizable : HEFTY
52. Woman's name meaning "peace" : IRENE
53. Wild West show prop : RIATA
55. Coral Sea sight : ATOLL
56. "We're Not ___ Take It" ("Tommy" tune) : GONNA
58. Numbers follower: Abbr. : DEUT
60. Defense secretary Panetta : LEON
61. "The Thin Man" canine : ASTA
63. Command posts, for short : HQS
64. N.Y. Mets' div. : NLE
65. Cowhand handle : TEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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